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Senior Respite Care Officer

Westminster House, Westminster Lane, Newport, Isle of Wight

Grade: 5, £20,444 - £20,852 per annum

Vacancy Reference: 45001508

Closing Date: 27/09/2022

Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: 37 per week

Are you looking for a job where FUN is the focus every day, where you'll support people to build their life skills and lead fulfilling, happy lives?

We are looking to appoint a positive, committed, and forward-thinking Senior Respite Care officer to join our team in Westminster House, an authority-run respite service in Newport for adults with a learning disability and 'Behaviours that Challenge'.

Westminster House support adults over the age of 18 with a wide range of physical and learning disabilities.

You'll play a key role in delivering high-quality service, with a person-centred approach that actively supports and maximises our service user’s independence and life experience.
Duties will of course include some personal care; dressing, washing, toileting etc however our support workers are also kept busy each day with enriching activities and events designed to give people the best experience of respite.

From supporting people to access the community, recreational activities, cooking, gardening, barbecues in the garden, parties in the dining room and so much more.
You will be expected to demonstrate an appropriate level of literacy and numeracy, be a strong communicator with a clear commitment to excellence and an obvious passion for working in a caring environment.

As a senior member of the staff team, you will be expected to supervise staff and support the manager to carry out administrative duties and other tasks to ensure the smooth running of the service.

It's important that our service users have access to a wide range of community activities and we therefore welcome applications from people who can drive.

When you join our team, you'll be well supported with structured supervision, training, and plenty of development opportunities. So why wait?


Why not give us a call and arrange an informal visit to the service, you can meet our service users and staff team and you can get a real feel for the place. If you choose to apply, we will happily offer you support with the application process


Get in touch today and discover how Westminster House can shape your career for the future! Call Laura McGovern, Registered Manager on 01983 526310


Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.

A relocation scheme of up to £8,000 is available to new employees subject to qualifying criteria. Further details are available upon request.


The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour Policy, Employee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. We actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, who is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a
Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

Please view information pack and complete your job application online at Telephone 01983 823134 or email if you need further information about applying. Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

We often receive a high volume of applicants for our vacancies. If you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion. If unsuccessful, we actively encourage you to revisit our job pages and apply to alternate posts that may be suitable.


Closing Date: 27 September 2022